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Towers with breath-taking views
Enjoy the picturesque scenery from above. Climb observation towers that offer amazing views of the world stretching out to the horizon. Most of them are surrounded by vineyards and hills without any nearby peaks where visitors could enjoy spectacular views. Below you will find information on some of the most beautiful observation towers that you can climb to enjoy a magnificent panorama.
Vinarium Lookout Tower
The mighty Vinarium Tower with its modern design watches over the Lendava hills. At 53 metres, it is the tallest observation tower in Slovenia. It offers views of four countries: Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. You can climb the 240 stairs or take the lift to the top deck.
One of the most attractive themed trails in Slovenia, the Rogla Treetop Walk, has its own 37-metre-high observation tower. The walk to the tower is an attraction in itself, as it enables you to explore the Pohorje mountains from the treetops themselves. From the tower, you can see a large chunk of Slovenia stretching all the way to the Julian Alps. The most daring visitors can even slide down the tower to the ground.
The idyllic Brda hills could be called Slovenia's “Tuscany" or "Provence" for their picturesque landscape. Their vineyards, orchards, olive groves and the charming villages are an inspiration to romantic souls. The area is best viewed from the Gonjače Observation Tower. This 23-metre-high tower with 144 stairs is actually a monument to the victims of the Second World War. In addition to the Brda hills, it offers views of the Julian and Carnic Alps, the Dolomites, the region of Friuli, the Gulf of Trieste, the Karst, the Vipava Valley and the Trnovo Forest.
Not only those in love, but anyone who climbs the tower on Žusem will feel their heart flutter at the stunning view. At almost 26 metres, the tower made of larch is the tallest wooden tower in Slovenia. Weather permitting, you can see all the way to Triglav and the neighbouring countries from this tower’s viewing platforms on the northern edge of the Kozjansko region. It takes its name from the nearby church dedicated to St Valentine, the patron saint of lovers.
On Rudnica, a hill above Podčetrtek, you can climb the 35-metre-high observation tower of health and joy. Its name reflects the character of the hamlets below. The tower offers wonderful views of the fertile hills of Obsotelje and Kozjansko. It can be reached by car, or you can include some exercise in your visit by hiking up to Rudnica (622 m).
Rašica is a hill in a suburb of the capital Ljubljana and a popular excursion point. The mountain lodge at the top offers delicious home-cooked meals and, in good weather, the 17-metre-high lookout tower will reward you with a panorama of a large chunk of central Slovenia. The walk to the 641-metre-high summit is fairly easy and the view is indeed stunning.
When exploring the historical town of Šentjur, you should hike to the top of Resevna (682 m) where you may opt to round out your pleasant trip with a visit to the local mountain lodge. Make sure that you also climb the 20-metre-high observation tower. You will be able to enjoy views stretching all the way to Kozjansko, the Posavje hills, the Pohorje mountains, the Kamnik-Savinja Alps and, weather permitting, to Triglav.
Mt Triglav of the Štajerska region, as the locals refer to this 978-metre high mountain, is a popular hiking destination. Mt Boč is especially attractive in spring when the exceptionally rare greater pasque flowers bloom in this area, which is protected as a landscape park. Boč has two peaks of roughly the same height. A 20-metre high observation tower stands on one of the peaks, enabling views of the greater part of eastern Slovenia.
On the Drvošec themed trail in the Notranjska Regional Park, ascend the 10-metre high observation tower located next to Lake Cerknica. The tower offers the most wonderful view of Slovenia’s largest intermittent lake when the area is flooded or the most extensive karst field when the lake disappears underground. Use binoculars to watch water birds on the lake’s surface or birds of prey circling above the lake. In the dry season, you can also catch a glimpse of other animals coming to water holes to drink and feed.
The scenic peak of Cerje rises proudly above the Vipava Valley and the sea, on the edge of the Karst plateau. There stands the 25-metre-high Peace Monument, erected in memory of the defenders of the Slovenian land. The 7-storey stone giant hides precious treasures of history and art between its walls. The interesting architecture of the magnificent fortress is placed in the heart of a natural amphitheatre that commands views reaching to the Adriatic Sea, the Friulian Plain, the Julian Alps with the proud Triglav, and the green Vipava Valley.
Church spires, city walls and towers, and hills are great observation spots if you would like to enjoy a panoramic view of a town. And you don’t have to walk far, as most of these attractions are centrally located.
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